I waited with baited breath for the mail to come all week long. Bills….ugg. Junk mail…of course.
And then it came.
How fun was it to find the Designs in Machine Embroidery magazine in my mailbox! I knew it was coming, but boy it sure felt like Christmas when it arrived! Why is that? Because our very own Kim Christopherson wrote a fabulous how-to article on making pillows with your embroidery designs. 10 different pillows were featured and 2 of them were from SWAKembroidery.com! If you are not a subscriber to this magazine, this is an issue you’ll want to pick up! Every issue is just filled with so many wonderful and creative ideas and techniques to improve your embroidery. This issue was of no exception.
Here are a few shots from the magazine!
On this 1st pillow, she featured the 8-Petal Flower Applique from SWAK. I’ve used this applique myself on my daughter’s t-shirt and I absolutely love it because the download includes 2 different versions, each in 3 different sizes. One version is digitized so that all the petals can be done in one color which makes this real quick to come together. But if you’re like me and love to mix and match fabrics, then a 2nd version is also included in which each petal is done separately. Yes, it does take a little longer, but the results are fabulous!
In the article, Kim takes you step by step in creating this darling pillow in which you can add just about any design to the front!
And finally, she ends the article with showing the same exact techniques used on a different pillow, but this time it is placed horizontally. Isn’t the robin silhouette beautiful? What a great look.
Nice job, Kimmers!